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Livecast primer: No. 5 Ward Melville vs. Smithtown West

by Dylan Butler on
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 12:04 AM — @Dylan_Butler

Ward Melville vs. Smithtown West
: Friday, April 21, 5 p.m.
Location: Smithtown West HS
Watch LIVE: on News12Varsity.com or on the N12V iOS app (download).

Click here to watch the live stream five minutes before the opening faceoff


Ward Melville
Matt Grillo
Junior Attack
2017 stats: 19G, 5A, 24 PTS

Smithtown West
Kyle Zawadzki
Senior Attack
2017 stats: 16G, 7A, 23 PTS

Scouting Report: It is a showdown of Suffolk County superpowers as Smithtown West hosts Ward Melville Friday at 5 p.m. live on News12Varsity.com.

Ward Melville (6-2), ranked No. 5 in the Tri-State by News 12 Varsity, bounced back from a 10-9 loss to two-time defending Massachusetts state champion Lincoln-Sudbury (MA) to defeat Walt Whitman, 15-2, on Wednesday.

Matt Grillo had three goals and three assists, Andrew Lockhart had one goal and four assists, Dom Pryor had two goals and one assist and Liam Davenport and Zach Hobbes had two goals apiece for the Patriots.  

Similarly, Smithtown West (5-3) rebounded from a 7-5 loss to rival Smithtown East to defeat Lindenhurst, 19-3, on Saturday.

John Hoffman had five goals and three assists, Danny Riley had three goals and two assists, Marc Cottage had two goals and two assists and Kyle Zawadzki and Matt Miller had two goals and one assist for the Bulls.

Ward Melville won both meetings a year ago, 3-1, on April 30, 2017 and 8-4 in the Suffolk Class A quarterfinals. Smithtown West’s last victory over the Patriots was 8-2 on April 22, 2014.

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